Robin Ann Markland

08/26/1968 - 03/18/2024

On March 18th, 2024, Robin Ann Markland passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones. She is preceded in death by her father Robert Markland and brother-in-law Bruce Walker. She is survived by her children Courtney Spivey (Raheem), Jon Markland (Juliet), and Joshua Stites, mother Ruth Markland, wife Tesci Hoffman, sisters Deborah Markland and Donna Bruyneel (John), grandson Jack Markland, nephew Christopher Walker, niece Lindsay Von Tress (David), and great-nephews and great-niece Conner, Colten and Daisy Von Tress, and her loving dog Fergie. She was an avid softball player, where she received a Mayoral award of excellence. Robin was part of the band and played the trumpet and mellophone. Robin played the piano outside of school, as well, for several years. Robin enjoyed the math club and other scholastic activities, and excelled in school. She was a graduate of Kempsville High School Class of 1986. Robin went on to attend Florida Institute of Technology where she continued her love of sports as the quarterback for the Pike little sisters football team. Robin also found a hobby in playing billiards while in college. In 2018, she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Airline Management with a minor in OSHA from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Robin wasn’t afraid to pursue her passions in life. She loved bowling, which led her to a long career as a manager at AMF. Her other love was flying and traveling, leading her to a career in aviation management with American Airlines. While with American Airlines, Robin was active with the Gary Sinise Foundation program Snowball Express serving spouse/guardian/children of fallen heroes. Robin loved all things Disney which led her to working at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. Robin always focused on the things that brought her joy, but her biggest joys were her children, grandson, and family. Robin never liked to be still and always had different things she liked to do such as camping, bowling, fishing, golfing, and watching, playing, and participating in fantasy leagues for sports. Her favorite sports teams were The Ohio State Buckeyes, UNC Tarheels (basketball), Cincinatti Reds, and Boston Red Sox. She loved shopping and decorating for the holidays. Robin’s life may have been unexpectedly cut short, but she lived every day of it to the fullest. Robin will be remembered for her incredible shuffling skills, her kindness, sense of humor, selflessness, joy for life, and love for others. In lieu of flowers and cards, please make a donation in memory of Robin to the Gary Sinise Foundation. A Celebration of Life will be held honoring Robin in Virginia Beach, VA in May and further information will be provided in the upcoming weeks.